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an islamic community center near ground zero is here. his first u.s. interview on why he wants a mosque just blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. what he thinks of the raging controversy and why he's remained silent so long until now. imam feisal abdul rauf next on "larry king live." good evening. feisal abdul rauf is the founder and chairman of cordoba initiative. he's been imam of the mosque in lower manhattan for 27 years. he plans to build a community center called cordoba house a few blocks from ground zero. these plans have generated a national debate over tolerance, sensitivity, religion and sparked emotional protest against the project. the imam joins us from new york. he's with cnn's soledad o'brien. he agreed to sit down for an interview, in part, because soledad is working on a documentary about what it's like to be muslim in america. here's soledad o'brien with the imam. >> all right, larry. thank you very much. imam, thank you very much for talking with us. >> thank you, soledad. >> you're just back from the middle east. you've been gone for about two months. and you'
miss me on saturday. thanks for being with us. here's larry king and "larry king live." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight legendary physicist stephen hawking will answer this question, did god create the universe? >> god may exist, but science can explain the universe without a need for a creator. >> larry: his new book made start lg and controversial new claims about the origin of everything. has he unlocked man kind's ultimate mystery? >> the scientific is complete. theology is unnecessary. >> larry: stephen hawking on why we exist next on "larry king live." good evening. very special program tonight. stephen hawking is a theoretical physicist. he was the professor of mathematics at the universe of cambridge for 30 years. he's the 2009 recipient of the presidential medal of freedom and co-author of a brilliant and controversial new book "the grand design." we welcome him back to "larry king live." we have a serious of questions planned. let's get right to it. stephen, why is it important to find the grand design of our universe? >> i believe everyone should h
sparked emotional protests against the project. the imam joins us from new york. he's with cnn's soledad o'brien. he agreed to sit down for an rt interview, in part, because ki soledad is working on a documentary about what it's like to be muslim in america. here's soledad o'bri with the imam. >> all right, larry. thank you very much. imam, thank you very much for talking with us. >> thank you, soledad. >> you're just back from the middle east. you've been gone for about two months. and you've been pretty quiet about the controversy that has been raging about the proposed struure right near ground zero.ve the debate, while you've been a gone, has gotten louder, and it's gotten angrier. why are you lking now?th >> well, i didn't think it was appropriate for me to speak about this while i was overseas on the trip. i felt i wanted to come home and speak to this issue from my home cotry, from my homeland, from my home base. >> you've had questions while you've been in the middle east about the controversy that's swirling in lower manhattan. what kinds of things are people there asking you abo
or not? does iran have nuclear weapons? and will his country use them if they have them? >> translator: we are not seeking the bomb. >> larry: the president of iran next on "larry king live." >> larry: mr. president, thank you for coming back to "larry king live." do you like coming to america? >> translator: in the name of god, the compassionate, the merciful. i'd like to say hello to your audience, to you and your colleagues and ask almighty god to bring health, prosperity and success to all people and nations and countries. i am interested in traveling to all parts of the world to meet with people. the united nations is an important forum for the exchange of international ideas on how to run international affairs and naturally people like myself should be actively involved in its work. >> larry: let's get to some current issues. a few days ago, you released the american hiker, but there is still two actives in iran. how long will they be detained? >> translator: well, they crossed our borders, violated the borders, and a judge will take care of their case. >> larry: but you did rele
of the universe? universe?>> science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion. >> larry: one of your colleagues out of cambridge says that science provides us with a narrative as to how existence may happen, but theology addresses the meaning of the narrative. how do you respond to that? >> the scientific is complete. theology is unnecessary. >> larry: pretty directly put. what gives your life, your existence, meaning? >> i have a full and satisfying life. my work and my family are very important to me. >> larry: you recently said that you see great dangers for the human race. what are the sources of these dangers? is it mankind, itself, or external factors? >> we are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. we cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly overdroughted parent. >> larry: what are mankind's chances of surviving these dangers? >> if we can get through the next few hundred years we should have spread out into space. then an isolated disaster will not wipe out the entire human race. >> larry: we have to
for joining us. we begin a very special week of coverage with a very different show tonight. as anyone who watches this program knows, my interviews usually involve a lot of different questions on a lot of different topics. tonight we're asking only one thing. where re you on september 11th? the answers, as you'll hear, are op as individual as the people giving them. some come from those who experienced 9/11error firsthand, others people who watched events unfold froma distance, caught up in grief. stories of personal and in the case of defense secretary rumsfeld, a little prophetic. you were right here when the pentagon -- >> i was. >> larry: and someone told me you had spoken to a congressional delegation >> right here in room. >> larry: in this room about terrorism that morning? >> i said -- i had an 8:00 breakfast -- that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, 12 months there would be an en occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong, healthy defense department that contrites -- that underpins
the busy times for the beer business. so we had to work. so at 10 he had us in the warehouse sweeping the floors. the job -- we did every job there was to do. >> larry: gavin, was he tough on you? >> absolutely. well, my father used to say, i'm not going to leave you anything. you're going to have to work for it. if you don't work for it, i'll leave it all to charity. so we did. >> larry: a good idea, gavin. >> a good idea. but when you're 10, 11 years old, do you want to work on a saturday, holidays? probably not. but looking back it was probably the best thing that ever happened to us. >> larry: did he have a tendency, adrienne, to spoil you, being the only girl? >> of course. i can answer that. yes, he did. but also i admire he was ahead of his time as well. he wanted me to be independent, wanted me to go out and learn the things that my brothers were learning. so i admire him for his tenacity, that's right. and able to let me be myself. >> larry: but he always, george, kept a strong hand? >> pretty much. my mother took over when he didn't. so my mother's done a great job as well.
: making us do and say things we know we shouldn't. >> your brain fools you. >> larry: causing us to eat, drink too much or stay in abusive relationships. >> work on heroin or morphine centers of the brain. >> larry: is the brain more powerful than any drug or therapy? next on "larry king live." a few notes before we get started. great rundown for you next week. jimmy carter will be here monday night. barbara walters on tuesday. jerry seinfeld next thursday. all in new york. bad behavior, is it all in our heads? we'll talk about it with dr. drew pinsky. kara researcher. dr. daniel aimon, psychiatrist and brain imaging special author of "unchain your brain." and finally dr. george pratt, notable psychologist. first, what's a neuro science researcher? >> somebody who studies the brain really. neuro science is a broad term. it can be neuro biology or ne r newer -- neuro psychology. education is really the path that i want to take. >> let's get into the overall topic here. the brain. we'll start with you dr. pinsky. why does the brain not stop us from doing things we know are wrong? >> it w
, and has had a huge influence on all of us. and part of that work ethic comes from our mother, she's great. >> larry: how old were you when your dad died. >> i was 13. >> larry: how old was he. >> he was 57. >> larry: that's pretty young. what did he die of. >> he was diabetic, a little overweight, didn't exercise as much as he should. >> larry: what's the background of the name maloof? >> it's lebanese. >> larry: how did this all start? first you all went into the liquor and beer business automatically, right? >> yes. >> larry: are you still in that, joe. >> we're not out of the beer business all together, we have a new project that we're working on called black star beer. >> larry: beer? >> yeah, a new beer that we're marketing it for a gentleman named minot westinger. but the other beer part of it we're out of distributorship. >> larry: what was your first business beyond alcohol? >> the general store, 100 years ago, my grandfather opened up a general store in las vegas, new mexico. and we say that's the real las vegas. and it had a general store and sold everything from sugar to lard t
it for us. "larry king" starts right now. see you tomorrow night. so opposed to the planned islamic center near ground zero, he's offered to buy the site. now that his bid's been rejected, what if anything will the mogul do to stop the mosque? plus, dr. phil, he wants to end once and for all two problems tearing society apart. bullying and domestic violence. and he'll let us in on what he's told oprah as her tv show comes to an end, next on "larry king live." >> larry: it's always great to welcome dr. phil mcgraw to larry king live, the psychologist, "new york times" number one best-selling author, and the host of "dr. phil." as he begins his ninth season, oprah begins her 25th year. here's a look at today's oprah excitement. watch. ♪ >> wonderful! how are you? >> i'm good! >> you're going to australia! ♪ you'll be home, when you arrive ♪ ♪ 25 >> larry: she helped make you famous. how do you feel about her leaving. well, not leaving, she's going top her own network. >> that's right. i can certainly answer the first question. she is one of my dearest and most valued friends. you kno
, supreme court justip justice stephjustics us behinp us behind tus b closr closclosed doorwr landmap landmark calandmar presidential election. >> larry: tonight, supreme court justip justice stephjustics us behinp us behind tus b closr closclosed doorw ar and wp wrong on bush. next on "larry king live." good evening. justijustice stephen breye. returns to "larry king live." author of the new book make our democracy work, a judge's view. it's been just about six years. thanks for -- about six years between book right? >> yes, that's right. >> what does the title imply your honor that democracy is not working? >> you've talking about the court's point of view. and i want to explain to people what the court is and what it does and why it might be important to them. i think it helps when it's working correctly. the democracy works better. >> larry: wouldn't any person who took civics know how a supreme court works? >> that's right. and justice o'connor and justice souter and a lot of the other members of court. few and few seem to be taking what we had, civics. and that's a problem. >> l
show you that. that's it for us. we're out of time. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight from new york, it's saturday night live. >> in prime time. >> amy poehler, seth meyers. kristen wiig, the guy who plays me, fred armisen, andy samberg, and the creator, lorne michaels. they're here from the set in one of the late night's running shows. if you don't know what n"saturdy night live" is, you're not from this planet. next on "larry king live." tomorrow night, "saturday night live" will celebrate the beginning of its 36th year at 11:30 eastern time. we have five outstanding cast members and the exec producer with us. we're in studio 8 h. our guests are lorne michaels, amy poehler, who we hear will host the show tomorrow night. she's the three time award nominee, seth meyers is the anchor of weekend update and the head writer of this program, the emmy writer, kristen wiig, you know her as nancy pelosi. fred armisen, you know him as me or joy behar, and andy samberg. >> how did this idea get conceived? >> i think it got conceived because herb schlasser who was writin
, there is greater uncertainty in afghanistan right now. u.s. officials are deeply worried about the afghan president, hamid karzai. that's it for our special coverage this hour. we'll have a lot more cnn's coverage of the president's historic speech continues right now. >> larry: tonight the u.s. combat mission in iraq is officially over. >> this milestone should serve as a reminder to all americans that the future is ours to share. >> larry: 7 1/2 years of battle, 4,400 american troops among thousands of dead. >> like all americans, i am awed by their sacrifice and by the sacrifices of their families. >> larry: was it worth it? now a change of mission. what happens next? what does it mean for the united states and the world next on "larry king live." in a couple moments we'll check in with david axelrod, senior adviser to the president. he's at the white house. first let's get reaction to the address from those in iraq. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is at camp victory and cnn's arwa damon who is in baghdad. chris, 50,000 troops are still there. what is their role? >> reporter: larry, th
of the day. tually e one that ac wins it for us tonight. the person who actually wins a copy of my book, "conventional idiocy" on book shelves as we speak, or you can get it from amazon. this is in relation to the story we did about the new york jets. "men are pigs. alert the presses." you think? that's our news. thanks for being withve us. >>> here now, "larry king live." >> larry: tonight, donald trump. so opposed to the planned islamic center near groundero, he's offered to buy the site. now that his bid's been rejected, what if anything will the mogul do to stop the mosque? plus, dr.a phil, he wants to en ce and for all two problems aring society apart. bullying and domestic violence. and he'll let us in on what he's told oprah as hr tv show comes to an end, next on "larry king live." >> larry: it'som always great t welcome dr. phil mcgraw to larry king live, the psychologist, "new york times" number eon best-selling author, and the host of "dr. phil." as he begins his ninth season, oprah begins her 25th year. here's a look at today's oprah excitement. watch. ♪ >> wonderful! how a
to move that. we felt that that would be a sign that god would want us to do it. the american people do not want the mosque there, and, of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> larry: it's getting confusing. let's go to cnn's john zarrella in gainesville, florida, where the story seems to change by themen. now, john, let's get it. is the koran burning going to take place or not? >> reporter: well, larry, at this point, pastor jones just a little while ago came out and said that he hopes what the imam told him was true. if it's not true, then their plans are right now in limbo and they may have to rethink their position. at this point, the koran burning is not taking place, but that may be contingent upon whether or not jones gets a meeting in new york on saturday with the imam, feisal rauf, to discuss the moving of the islamic learning center, the proposed islamic learning center from near ground zero to another location. but
to beat him, tea party person, who you brought us. >> i really dmplt christine o'donnell was one of most frequent gets on "politically incorrect" people who don't remember it because they were too young or watching johnny carson. no, i guess gi jay was there. we created anne colter, laura ingraham. i could go on. >> how did you find her? >> we used to become -- i drank a lot in those days. we liked to book female conservatives, you can't not like her. she's such a nice person. we have a great clip that used to be in our highlight reel of ben affleck saying please, christine, shut up. because she would just go on. she was known back there as the girl from salt, saviors alliance for lifting the truth. and i guess that's still the shtick that she's playing. so part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for christine o'donnell. the other part is rooting her because she's going to get her christian ass kicked in the general election. this is the great thing about the tea baggers and the republican party. a year ago, we were debating whether they were even republican, remember? they were ve
another terror attack. and rips into pakistan. revealing it all and more. to the journalist who takes us inside the oval office. why do presidents keep talking to bob woodward? we'll find out next on "larry king live." >> let me say he's an old and valued friend. we go back many moons than we both care to say. he's the associate editor of "the washington post." number one "new york times" best several and number one on amazon. "obama's wars" published by simon and schuster. thanks for being with us as always. >> thank you. >> larry: this has a double meeting, this title, does it not? >> it does. it's specifically the war in afghanistan, which is, of course, the war that obama adopted in the campaign and said he would take seriously and add troops, which he's done. it's also the war within the administration, particularly between the white house and the military. and they have different views. and there are large tensions. and what i've been able to do is get notes of meetings so you actually see the clash and the difference. and a lot of this has just not been settled yet. >> larry: alwa
gets top honors on the list that you don't want to be on on this night. remember, stay with us. stay with us right here because we're going to be your hurricane headquarters throughout the evening. this thing could be touching around the carolinas 2:00 a.m. that's our show. that's our show. here now, "larry king live." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight, a monster storm. hurricane earl striking north carolina's outer banks. warnings and watches are up along the east coast. high surf, deadly rip currents threaten everybody. we've got live reports from those in earl's path. and then israeli and palestinian leaders are meeting with president obama. can decades-old conflict ever be resolved? they got a one-year deadline. and the former secretary of state, madeleine al bright is here to tell us what's at stake this time. it's all next on "larry king live." all eyes are on hurricane earl, including rob marciano's. the cnn news and weather anchor is in kill devil hills, north carolina. rob, what's the situation right now? >> winds have been increasing. we haven't seen a
. they asked us to fill in for the last couple of months. beginning on monday, kathleen parker, eliot spitzer will debut their new show. i met eliot the other day. he's a good guy. i mean, he's fired up about this. they're going to do great. >> best of luck to them. >> you and i are going to stay connected. >> we're still here in the afternoon. >> 3:00 to 4:00 every day on "rick's list." here now, our pal larry king. >> larry: tonight, bob woodward and president obama's wars on the battlefield and in the back rooms. the commander in chief shares his fears about a nuclear assault. says america could absorb another terror attack. and rips into pakistan. revealing it all and more. why do presidents keep talking to bob woodward? we'll find out next on "larry king live. kwvt good evening. he's an old valued friend. we go back many moons. than we both care to say. he's the associate editor of "the washington post." number one on amazon. "obama's wars" published by simon and schuster. thanks for being with us as always. this has a double meeting, does it not? >> it does. it's specifically the war in
there defending us. because of this, it is not a stretch to assume he compromised the lives of the very people that are defending him. and you and me and his family. david brooks tonight, earns top honors on the list you don't want to be on. here's larry king. >> larry: tonight jane lynch and her alter ego. the emmy winning star of "glee." >> that's the smell of failure and it's stichk up my office. ♪ let your body move to the music. >> larry: has rocked with olivia newton john. ♪ let's get physical, physical ♪ i want to get physical >> larry: has a conniving cheer leading coach ever look so good? break out your track suits, get ready, gleeks. >> in glee club we do things a little bit differently. >> oh, yeah? how is that working out for you? >> larry: on "larry king live." good evening. jane lynch just won an emmy as the coach sue sylvester on the hip musical comedy "glee." she has more than 100 tv and film credits to her name. season two of "glee" returns to fox on tuesday, september 21st. season one of "glee" is on dvd right now. for those of you who have been living under a rock in t
there in gainesville. i'm rick sanchez. thanks so much for being with us. here now, "larry king live." >> larry: tonight, katie couric, diane sawyer, and brian williams stand up to cancer. >> cancer kills 1.4 million americans every single year. >> larry: 4,000 americans are diagnosed with cancer every single day. by the end of this hour, another 165 will have gotten the news. >> it's not whether we're going to get it, it's just what form? >> larry: plus, dr. mehmet oz and his cancer scare. >> what you're about to see is raw, real, and exactly how it happened. >> larry: what he learned that could save your life, next on "larry king live." >> larry: we begin, though, with breaking news. secretary of state robert gates stepped in and may have stopped the planned burning of korans in florida. he made a phone call to pastor terry jones, who had threatened to burn the koran. here's what the pastor told reporters this afternoon. watch. >> he has agreed to move the location. that, of course, cannot happen overnight, but he has agreed to move that. we felt that that would be a sign that god would want
, who you brought us. >> i really did. i mean, christine o'donnell was one of our most frequent guests on "politically incorrect." people who may not remember "politically incorrect" because they were too young. we created people like an ingram. we did like to book a lot of female conservatives. they were good press and they were good for the show. we loved christine o'donnell. i still like her. you cannot not like her. she is such a nice person. we have a great clip that used to be in the highlight reel of ben affleck on the show saying please, christine, shut up. she was known back then as the girl from "salt." salt being the savior's alliance for lifting the truth. i guess that's still -- part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for christine o'donnell because she's going to get her -- kicked. we were debating were whether teabaggers were republicans. a poll came out and blew the lid off of it, okay, they're really republicans. yeah, they're really republicans. >> larry: who should it be democrats or republicans? >> democrats are very happy that people like christine are winnin
to push me back 20 minutes. that's how big a star i am. >> larry: tell us about that movie. >> that shot of you and catsenberg -- >> larry: next week, on bee larry king -- >> no, he looks like you, and he has a show with suspenders and different colored dots behind him. the glasses and quotes along the bottom from the guest you're watching, even though you just heard him. it's not even a new one. >> do you take this in your luggage? oh, boy, what a budget. good-bye, clock! get another one! >> larry: we used it frequently until seinfeld's last appearance and then we couldn't afford another one. why did you take our clock? >> larry, this is my final appearance on the "larry king live." >> larry: it leaves in december. >> no, you'll be here. but i'm going. >> larry: oh, i see. >> and because it's my final appearance -- >> larry: no. >> -- i have in my hand -- >> larry: what? >> -- a clock that i am going to give you. it's the cheapest clock i could find. it's $3. but i wanted a clock that looked most like the clocks that you usually have on this show. which i could never even conceive that
. and teachers who may be to blame. musician john legend, actress cheryl hynes are here. they'll tell us what we must do now so that our children have a fighting chance. a chance to overcome a crisis that threatens this nation's future. next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening. musician john legend is an education reform activist. he wrote the song "shine" for the film "waiting for superman." his new album, "wake-up with the roots" is out now. michelle rhee is chancellor of the washington, d.c., public schools and she's featured in "waiting for superman." ben stein, the economist and former presidential speech writer, former college professor as well. steve perry is a cnn education contributor and the principal and founder of capital proprietary, a magna school. "waiting for superman" is drawing attention to the state of our public school, directed by davis guggenheim, who brought us "an inconvenient truth," the al gore film. watch. >> i want to be a nurse. >> i want to be a doctor. >> how come? >> because i would like to help somebody in need. >> you wake up every morning and you know
. >> what else are you going to do if your dad is doing that? can you imagine how embarrassed? i used to go to church with my dad and he would sing and i was mortified to hear him sing. hope you have a great weekend. that's it for "360." larry king starts now. see you monday. see you monday. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> they're here from the set and one of the late night's longest runs shows. if you don't know what "saturday night live" is, you're not from this planet. next on "larry king live." tomorrow night "saturday night live" celebrates at 11:30 eastern time. we have five outstanding cast members and the executive producer with us and in the studio, the famous studio, studio 8h of the nbc studios at 30 rock. our guests are lorne michaels, creator and executive producer of snl sknl. he started it all. amy poehler, former cast member would by the way we hear will host the show tomorrow night. she's the three-time emmy award nominee and star of nbc's new show "parks and recreation" seth is the anchor of "weekend update." emmy winner, christian wig on na
of a aerosol cans. >> reporter: how they do they compare with using a garden hose? the typical person uses more water than a commercial car wash and that the dirty run-off can pollute ground water. that means sites like this can be better for the environment. paul courson, cnn, baltimore, maryland. >> that's it for "360." "larry king" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, supreme court justice stephen breyer who takes us behind the high court's closed doors for a rare look on the inside. we'll talk about koran burning and why he thinks court was wrong on bush versus gore. the landmark case that decided a presidential election. steven brier is next on "larry king live." good evening. justice stephen breyer. returns to "larry king live." he's an associate justice of the united states supreme court, author of the new book "making our democracy work, a judge's view." . it's been just about six years. thanks for -- about six years between book right? >> yes, thank you, larry. that's right. >> larry: does the title imply, your honor, that democracy is not working? >> i'm talking about what the court's
to beat him, a tea party person who you brought us. >> i really did. i mean, kristin o'donnell was one of our most frequent guests on politically incorrect". people who may not remember it because they're too young or watching johnny carson or something, may not remember that we created people like ann coulter, laura ingram. i could go on with a number of -- >> how did you find them? >> we like to book, you know, i don't know. i drank a lot in those days, larry. we did like to book a lot of female conservatives. they were good press and good for the show. we loved kristin o'donnell. you cannot not like her. she is such a nice person. we have great clip of ben affleck on that show saying please, christine, shut up. because i guess she would just go on. she was known back then as the girl from salt, salt being the saviors alliance for lifting the truth and i guess that's still the schtick she's playing. so part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for kristin in delaware. the other part is rooting for her because she's going to get her christian ass kicked in the general election. th
this in your luggage? oh, boy. what a budget. good-bye, clock. get another one. >> larry: we used to have a little clock here, we used it frequently until seinfeld's last appearance. then couldn't afford another. why did you take our clock? >> larry this is my final appearance on "larry king live" show. >> larry: "larry king live" leaves in december. >> you will be here. i'm going. because this is my final appearance. >> larry: no. >> i have in my hand. >> larry: what? >> a clock that i am going to give you. it's the cheapest clock i could find. it's $3. but i wanted a clock that looked most like the clock that you usually have on this show, which i could never even conceive that you don't know what time it is or you need to -- so, i'm replacing the clocks that i have been stealing all these years. i am putting one down. and it has got a snooze. can you get a shot of that? it has got a snooze, because when you get older, that's what counts. >> larry: this clock shall be a permanent part of "larry king live," embellished in our hearts. >> at the smithsonian. >> larry: go to the smithsonian
for us and we have to pick up ten seats. i never thought we could pick up the senate. part of the reason i was mentioning it was how silly it is for establishment republicans to be upset about christine o'donnell. we were never going to take it anyway and she's a lot of fun. >> larry: do you think she's representative of what is the tea party and the insurgent group on the right? >> absolutely. part of the loon wing on the republican party. you guys are loons, and they are gaining traction and mattering. five years ago she would be a laughing stock, three years ago she would be the laughing stock and right now she's in the middle of a senate race that could maybe win this thing as a dark horse. >> does it worry you? >> not really. the more we see of christine o'donnell the more we can galvanize. people can't take christine o'donnell and sarah palin seriously. >> first of all, christine o'donnell, i love her, but she's totally not representative. i would joe miller of alaska, yale law, an iraqi war veteran and rand paul. the basic idea is you have principled republicans but you've been re
. >> i turned back on the highway. i went to a starvin marvin store. i used the telephone and i came back. >> the call didn't go through. >> i got some recording this number is not in service. i said, this is a prank. >> this is the closest thing to an address he had for the singer he said was sheryl johnson. the fbi looked hard and could never find her. >> it says to me that cheryl johnson didn't exist and he made it up. >> williams says only after that call from a gas station did he turn around to cross back over the bridge again. police would stop him moments later. you said, i know this is about those boys, isn't it? >> correct. mm-hmm. that's what i said. >> pretty damning statement, don't you think? >> no. i mean, the perception in atlanta was at the time kids were missing. and i think if i'm not mistaken, the perception was a lot of young males were missing. and that's what i asked. i said, this is about those kids or boys or something like that, isn't it? >> remember what fbi agent mike mccomas said he saw when he got to the scene? >> saw a black male. he had on a baseball hat. >>
two. i'm rick sanchez. thanks so much for being with us. "larry king live" starts right "larry king live" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight -- bill maher gets his star on the hollywood walk of fame and yours truly was there. how appropriate. and now, bill's taking aim at today's elections. islamiyah phobia, yeah, sarah palin. your questions and calls, bill maher for the hour next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening, we've got election results coming in this evening. we'll go to john king in a while to get them. first, bill maher, best-selling author, host of "realtime with bill maher" which returns september 17th. one of the best shows on television. his standup special "bill maher but i'm not wrong" is back on. we'll talk politics with bill right now. bill, i know you have a personal interest in delaware which could be the big story of the night because the republican establishment figure looks like he's going to get beat, the republican establishment saying they won't support the woman who is going to beat him, a tea party person, w
morrison, i couldn't believe his talent. and all the other kids. i had a feeling when i saw us do the first musical number, i went, oh, my god. this is going to be a hit. >> larry: you agree it is all on the page. >> sometime i read the script and it doesn't jump out at me. it is not until i see it sometimes. i mean, it's really great actors kind of bringing this stuff to life. i think it could be very sappy and sentimental if you're not in the right frame of mind when you're reading it. when you see these actors, you know, bite into it, it really -- >> larry: you say the lines, right? >> i'm memorizing lines all the time. i'll driving around look talking to myself. i don't say anything in one sentence. everything i do is basically a diatribe. >> larry: do they allow to you say i'm not comfortable with this? can we do it this way? >> yeah. usually i'm talked out of it. >> you think this is hard? try being waterboarded. that's hard. >> i had one line. i don't know how it got past fox. i had one line where i said something about how i was going to torture will and skin a cat in front of him.
states, california, new york, oregon, washington, illinois it is just not a good year for us and we have to pick up ten seats. i never thought we could take the senate. part of the reason i was mentioning it, how silly i think it is for establishment republicans to be so hysterical about christine o'donnell, the senate hung in the balance. come on, we were never gonna take in anyway and she is a lot of fawn. lawyer think she is representative though of what is the tea party and what is the insurgent group on the right? >> absolutely. she is part of the loon wing of the republican party. >> oh. >> a bunch of loons but gaining traction and starting to matter in every day republican politics some, yeah, five years ago she would be the laughingstock. three years ago, she would be a laughing stock. right now, she is in the middle of a major senate race, get some traction and maybe win this thing even as a dark horse. nobody can see her or sarah palin and take them seriously, not for the long haul. >> sarah palin? wait a second, first of all, christine o'donnell, i love her but she is totally
autographed copy and i'll see if i can get brooke to sign it as well. thank you for being with us. the very latest on thoe floods, not only down in wisconsin, but in mexico as well. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, a controversial new film rips america's public schools. are they cheating kids out of an education? >> i want to go to school. >> larry: betraying them with broken promises. and teacher who is may be to blame. musician john legend, actress cheryl hynes are here. they'll tell us what we must do now so that our children have a fighting chance. a chance to overcome a crisis that threatens this nation's future. next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening. musician john legend is an education reform activist. he wrote the song "shine" for the film "waiting for superman." his new album, "wake-up with the roots" is out now. michelle rhee is chancellor of the washington, d.c., public schools and she's featured in "waiting for superman." ben stein, the economist and former presidential speech writer, former college professor as well. steve perry is a cnn educat
permanent housing for them? >> are sure in this situation the people come to us and the next week and 10 days and as situations change and become more aware of their situation sometimes their family will come and and it will find out they're fine. >> we're just there to give help to people that needed at the level of they needed. and be prepared to a >> tell me a lot people have been coming here. but even telling us folks? >> at red cross we do not exactly known to nations. you can donate money, food, blankets you know you can join it to local church or charity. and by all means the local red cross ringnecks times it happens like this you prepared to come up and l. >> have been helping families get in touch with their loved ones? to make sure their loved ones ok? >> of funds and local funds are not affected it like in most of the disasters we deal it's a communication has not been we talked about opening a call center we don't do this would be necessary this point. >> to fill most of the people that feel the trendy yet in touch with their family >> yes absolutely. >> bucket of thank-you
. she'll tell us how she bounced back from heart surgery, never missing a beat. and how she stayed at the top of the broadcast news business for five decades. tv icon barbara walters for the hour is next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening. barbara walters, i have to tell you this, you're on another planet is the emmy winning producer of the "the view." she hosts "here's barbara" on sirius radio. >> and i do specials. i have throwing up. hour specials for abc news. >> larry: i thought you were dropping that? >> no, i didn't drop that. >> larry: you just dropped the academy award thing? >> yeah. and we're doing two other big specials. one on open heart surgery. and one with somebody's i can't announce yet. >> larry: you're going to do four specials. >> you always do -- you always do more. i just want to say when you say it's the last time i'm going to be on "the view," oh, gee, we've had so many good times. >> larry: 20 visits. >> but you've been on, what, 25 years? >> larry: 25 and a half. >> why did i miss those five years? five years -- >> larry: no, you came on when you
live." >> larry: joining us from little rock, arkansas, eddie vedder, lead vocalist and guitarist for pearl jam, natalie maines, the lead vocalist for the dixie chicks and lorri echols, wife of damien echols, one of the west memphis three convicted of murdering three little boys. echols was interviewed on this program a while back. married lorri in a prison ceremony. and reardon, the lawyer for damien e krchlt playmates, were found beaten to death, naked and bound in shallow water. one of the boys was dismembered. >> damien, any comment about the story? >> did you do it? >> reporter: police arrested three teenagers, including an alleged devil-worshipping ringleader named damien echols. at trial prosecutors used echols' own words from his bizarre writings to convince the jury that the murders were part of a satanic ritual. >> "thirsty for blood and the terror of mortal men. look favorably on my sacrifice." >> reporter: echols and 16-year-old jason baldwin denied involvement. but 17-year-old jessie misskelley confessed, telling authorities on three separate occasions they killed the
sanchez. thanks so much for being with us. book goes on sale. and here now "larry king live." >> larry: tonight, jimmy fallon. ♪ the late-night laugh man is turning prime time emmy host. he wants your host. you'll fine out. then his take on the new cast of "dancing with the stars" his old stomping grounds, "saturday night live." plus, jay versus dave versus conan. what's it like to play beer pong with betty white? jimmy fallon, keeping it real. even when he imitates other people. he's next on "larry king live." >> larry: i love our openings. thank you, folks. good night. we are out of time. jimmy fallon is here, he's host of the double emmy award winning "late night with jimmy fallon." hosting the 62nd annual emmy awards this night on nbc. >> it's not the 60-second annual prime time -- longer than 60 seconds. i don't want people thinking it's -- >> larry: i meant the show is 62 years. >> longer than 60 seconds. longer than a minute. >> larry: i have in front of me an emmy i won. >> hey. >> larry: yeah. so i thought it would be appropriate to display -- >> that's a beautiful award. >>
sanchez. thanks for being with us, everybody. busy show tonight as usual. here now "larry king live." >> larry: tonight, the case of the west memphis three. young men convicted of brutally murdering three little boys. ♪ rise up a decade and a half later, celebrities fight to free them. pearl jam's eddie vedder. >> if you educate yourself on the case, i think you'd find out they are truly innocent. ♪ walk away >> larry: the dixie chicks' natalie maines and actor johnny depp speak out in their defense. >> someone is going to do something. >> larry: do they know something the jury didn't? find out next on "larry king live." >> larry: joining us from little rock, arkansas, eddie vedder, the lead vocalist and guitarist for pearl jam. natalie maines, the lead vocalist of the dixie chicks. lorri davis, the wife of damien echols. damien echols is one of the three men known as the west memphis three. convicted in the 1993 murders of three young boys. echols is on death row. and as you know was interviewed on this program a while back. you'll be seeing repeated parts of that along the way
, okay, where's the rally? we're going to go. it's a group of us. and, you know, i had no intentions on speaking at the rally. i had, you know, i was just there in support. and so at the end of the -- end of the speeches, they said, we understand that there's someone out there in the audience and they -- >> larry: come on down? >> yeah, come on down, and to say a few things, we appreciate you here supporting us. when i got up there, i'm like, i'm not just supporting you, i'm supporting me. so it just, you know. but i guess that phrase whatever happens in vegas stays in vegas, not true, larry, not true, larry king. >> larry: when did you know, wanda, that you were a lesbian? >> when did i know? let me see. when did coffee come out? pam greer. coffee. no. >> larry: no, like, is there a period, you're in high school and you're -- >> it was -- you know, it was very early on. i remember i was in the -- i mean, maybe second or third grade. and -- >> larry: really? >> it was these two sisters and they both liked my brother, i had an older brother, and they both liked him. my brother was off
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